12 November 2018

Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival…

After four days of screenings, workshops, discussions and audiences with such notable members of the Irish and International film scene as Jim Sheridan, Tony Barry, Jack Gold, Kirsten Sheridan, Greg Dyke and Gerard Stembridge the Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival concluded last night with the presentation of awards.

The lovely Irish made film AN COSC took Best of Festival. Directed by Vincent Gallagher this stylish short film tells the story of two young friends from opposite sides of the town who share a passion for hurling. When local sporting politics get in the way as they grow up the effects go right to the top of the Irish Presidency.

The offerings from the workshops organised and run by Mark McCarthy and Tony Barry were rated spectacular considering they were shot using small inexpensive cameras, edited using over the counter editing suites and produced and directed by a crew as young as 14. Shot on location in and around West Cork during the first few months of this year the winning film out of three submissions, HOW DOES THE HEART KNOW WHAT THE EYES CANNOT SEE was written and directed by Alan Tobin and tells the story of a young boys discussions with his dead mother.

A number of environmental themed films were submitted to the festival with OF BEST INTENTIONS carrying away the award for best use of music and RETHINK THE SHARK being shortlisted for an award.

The environmental film THE AGE OF STUPID starring Pete Postlethwaite was shown during the festival. Telling the story of an old man in the ravaged world of 2055 looking back at archive footage of the impact of global warming and climate change and asking why we did not do anything about it while we had the chance.


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